ETNSI Event Calendar


Conference: International Society for Military Ethics (ISME) on "The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

October 12-15, 2014
University of Notre Dame
McKenna Conference Center 

Conference:  "Ahead Of The Curve: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Posed by Emerging Weapons Technologies"

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April 22-23, 2014
University of Notre Dame
Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom
Read the press release.



Reilly Forum: "Confronting Automated Law Enforcement"

Woodrow Hartzog

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in 106 O'Shaughnessy
With Woodrow Hartzog (Assistant Professor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University)
See poster
The talk will describe the intended and unintended consequences that can result from the automation of any stage in this process and provide a list of issues that must be considered in any automated law enforcement scheme.  Those deploying automated law enforcement schemes should be extremely cautious to ensure that the necessary calculus has been performed and adequate safeguards have been incorporated to minimize the potential for public harm while preserving the benefits of automation.

Ethics Cafe: "How Businesses Can Promote Cyber Peace"
Wednesday, November 13, 2013  from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in O'Shaughnessy Hall 201
With Scott Shackelford (Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University and a fall 2013 fellow with the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study)
See here for more details

“Military Virtues and Contemporary Challenges’’
2013 Conference of the International Society of Military Ethics (ISME)
Sunday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
See here for more details

Ronald Arkin

Reilly Forum: "Bio-inspired approaches for Robotic Teams"
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in 138 DeBartolo Hall
With Ronald C. Arkin (Regents’ Professor & Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, Associate Dean for Research & Space Planning College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology)
See abstract and poster

Ethics Cafe: "How are unmanned weapons changing the ethics of waging war?"
Monday, February 4, 2013 from 3-4pm in the Geddes Coffee House
With Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff (USAF, Ret.) and Charles Pence
Click here to see the poster for this event and here for the poster announcing all three Ethics Cafe events for the Spring 2013 semester. 


Scott Shackelford

Reilly Center Forum: “Cyber War and Peace”
Scott Shackelford
, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Monday, April 23, 2012 from 3-5pm in 210-214 McKenna Hall. 
See poster and abstract


"Ethical Dimensions of a World Without Nuclear Weapons"
Cardinal Roger Mahoney, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
William Perry, former Secretary of Defense
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in Hesburgh Center Auditorium
See The Observer's coverage of the event


"The Ethics of Spying: How Far Are We Willing to Go?"
James Olson, Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University
Tuesday December 7, 2010

"Talking about Killer Apps"

Wired for War

Peter Singer, author of Wired for War
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Andrews Auditorium